2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV cargo room mpg IIHS Top Safety Pick
2016 Kia Sorento  Vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander
8 Model Options 4
185 (base) / 290 (max.) HP 185 (base) / 270 (max.)
5,000 Towing (pounds) 5,000
21 city, 29 highway MPG 20 city, 25 highway
73.5 Cargo Room (cubic feet) 83.7
Yes 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick? No

2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV cargo room mpg IIHS Top Safety Pick

If you're looking for a crossover vehicle and you want something with space, power and the ability to tow items if need be, but with solid fuel economy to boot, then you are in the right place. We're taking a look at the 2016 Kia Sorento vs. the 2016 Toyota Highlander, and while they both certainly have their positive aspects, you'll soon see why the Sorento makes the Highlander head for the hills.

The 2016 Kia Sorento is a popular vehicle because it provides the most versatility and value in the mid-size SUV segment, and looks good while doing so. Take a look under the hood and you'll find the Sorento base models begin with an ample 185 HP and quickly move on to a boisterous 290 HP in V6 models, while the 2016 Toyota Highlander fails to keep pace with a peak of 270 HP in its most powerful models. That performance packed in the 2016 Sorento will enable you to get a better start off the blocks at lights and it will make changing lanes a snap. In addition, the 2016 Sorento has twice as many model trim options as the Highlander, with eight in all, so you can find the vehicle that suits every need, for on- or off-road driving.

The Kia Sorento Flexes its Muscle in the Win

Looking to save money? The 2016 Sorento gets better fuel economy in base models, with 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, easily topping the Highlander's 20 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. That adds up to more money in your pocket which you can use on your family, concerts, or saving for the future. And if it's a sturdy vehicle you value, the 2016 Sorento was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means it's among the most impact-resistant vehicles in its class, while the Highlander was not so fortunate.

The 2016 Kia Sorento has the superior blend of power, safety and savings. We have the Kia Sorento on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, which is located at 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls TX, and we would love for you to visit us on the lot or take a look at our inventory online. Some of the other models we have on the lot are the Kia Sportage crossover and Kia Sedona minivan, among other models. For more information please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.

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2016 Kia Sorento vs 2016 Toyota Highlander SUV cargo room mpg IIHS Top Safety Pick